This is 180-credit undergraduate program at the end of which you earn a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. In order to graduate, students must complete the following areas:
- Baccalaureate core: 36 credits
- Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences major:
- Biology (for majors): 12 credits
- Fisheries and wildlife: 50 - 55 credits
- Math and physical sciences:36 credits
- Human dimensions core: 9 - 12 credits
- Specialization area: at least 24 credits
- Electives: as needed to meet the 180-credit minimum to graduate
Total: 180 credits (including at least 60 upper division)
To view the fisheries and wildlife sciences major requirements, please visit Oregon State’s official general catalog or visit the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife information page. For additional information about the baccalaureate core, please visit our bacc core details page.
Want to know how the fisheries and wildlife sciences degree compares to the online degrees in environmental sciences or natural resources? Check out this degree comparison.
Course credits in biological and physical sciences may be transferable to this degree. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Our advisors can help you determine which courses will meet program requirements. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU's single course search tool.
"This has been the most amazing experience of my life, truly. I learned so much and the best part is that it sticks, not only because I am passionate about wildlife and the outdoors, but because the professors are exceptional."
– Melanie Smith, Ecampus fisheries and wildlife sciences student, Foster City, Calif.
Add a minor
OSU Ecampus students have the ability to add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine fisheries and wildlife and a business, chemistry, environmental sciences or geography minor to create an even more powerful resume fit for today's job market.